A labourer was today sentenced to three years, nine months and fined $2.1M after being found guilty of trafficking eight pounds of marijuana.
Dennis Nunes, 30, of 34 Durban Street, Georgetown, was on trial before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan in the Georgetown Magistrate’s Courts.
This morning, when the matter was called, the magistrate ruled that she found sufficient evidence against Nunes; hence she sentenced him.
Nunes had denied the charge which stated that on June 7, 2019, at Durban Street, Georgetown, he had in his possession 3.605 kilograms of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking.
According to information, on the day in question, police, acting on information, went to the defendant’s home where they requested to conduct a search.
While searching the bedroom, an officer found leaves, seeds, and stems suspected to be marijuana in a barrel.
Nunes was then told of the offence but he denied ownership of the drugs. He was then arrested and taken to the station where he was charged.